Effective Time Management

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Effective Time Management

Managing Time

How much time do you have?
What are your goals?
What are your priorities?
Do you have a schedule?
Do you use a planner?
Do you stick to your plans?
Are you always on time?
Do you put things off?

How much time do you have?

There are 168 hours in every week.
Make a list of everything to do.
Figure out how much time it takes to do each item.
Add the times.
If you have more than 168 hours; you need to reschedule.

Time Management and Goal-Setting

Make your goals SMART.
Set both short- and long-term goals.
Set specific deadlines.
Combine your goals: School, personal, and career.
Monitor your goal-keeping.
Be flexible.
Adjust your goals as needed.

Priorities

What is important and what is not?
What order do things need to be done in?
Based on your priorities, plan out a schedule for the block, the week and the day. •Planning may seem hard at first, but the more you do it, the easier and more natural it gets.

Do you have a schedule?

Look at the course syllabus.
Begin with blocking all set time obligations: Work, church, meetings, and so forth. •Highlight all exams and project due dates.
Identify routine homework days and study times.
Do not forget to take a break once in a while.

Forms of Procrastination

Ignoring the task, hoping it will go away
Underestimating how long it will take
Overestimating your abilities and resources
Telling yourself that poor performance is okay
Doing something else that is not very important
Believing that repeated minor delays will not hurt you
Talking about a hard job rather than doing it
Putting all your work on only one part of the task
Becoming paralyzed when having to make choices

How to Overcome Procrastination

Commit to being on time.
Set and keep deadlines.
Organize, schedule, and plan.
Divide a big job into...
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